REGEXP_CONTAINS

Returns true if a piece of text is a partial match for the regular expression.

Sample usage

REGEXP_CONTAINS(Page, 'home')

Syntax

REGEXP_CONTAINS(X, regular_expression)

Parameters

  • X - a field or expression to evaluate.
  • regular_expression - a regular expression.

Returns

The REGEXP_CONTAINS function returns boolean values.

Notes

This function returns true if value X or any substring thereof matches for the pattern regular_expression. For example, if the value of Field is "ABC123":

REGEXP_CONTAINS(Field, 'A') returns true.
REGEXP_CONTAINS(Field, 'A.*') returns true.
REGEXP_CONTAINS(Field, 'AC') returns false.

REGEXP_CONTAINS differs from the similar REGEXP_MATCH function, which will only match the entire value by default. Thus, REGEXP_CONTAINS(field,"pattern") is functionally equivalent to REGEXP_MATCH(field,".*pattern.*).

Data Studio uses the RE2 expression syntax. For more details, see Regular Expressions in Google Data Studio.

Note that patterns containing escape characters such as \ may require additional escaping in Data Studio, which can be avoided with the use of raw string literals.

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